“I will leave him out of white-ball team” – Laxman Sivaramakrishnan on Rishabh Pant
By SMCS - Dec 3, 2022 1:46 pm
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Former Indian leg-spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan feels that Team India should give Rishabh Pant a break from white-ball cricket. Sivaramakrishnan further added that Pant should be asked to play in the Ranji Trophy to find his form as well. Notably, Pant has done well in the Tests but hasn’t been able to perform in the other formats.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant

While speaking exclusively to Sportskeeda in an interaction arranged by Sony Sports Network, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan said about Rishabh Pant: “I would play Rishabh Pant in Test matches and get him into good batting form. He has improved his keeping, but when it comes to his batting, I will leave him out of the white-ball team as of now and tell him to go and play Ranji Trophy cricket and come and play the two Tests against Bangladesh. There’s no harm in going and playing Ranji Trophy. He will get time to find his form and get back into the side.”

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Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has also opined that Rishabh Pant is trying too hard to find form. He stated that no batter can get back to his best by trying to play rash shots like Rishabh Pant.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant

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“If Pant is getting out to good balls, you can say that the boy is unlucky. But he is getting out to bad shots. From the moment he arrives at the crease, he is looking to take the attack to the opposition.”Rishabh is trying to throw is bat around and is asking for too much trouble. You can’t hit your way out of form,” Laxman Sivaramakrishnan concluded.